Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Missouri and Illinois

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Missouri Locations

Bridgeton (MO) Office
3445 Bridgeland Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-7100


Des Peres (MO) Office
2315 Dougherty Ferry Road
Suite 110
Des Peres, MO 63122
(314) 909-1920


Festus (MO) Office
1390 US Highway 61
Suite G1000
Festus, MO 63028
(636) 937-3338


Tesson Ferry (MO) Office
13303 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63128
(314) 909-1920


Watson (MO) Office
3824 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-5436

IIngrown Toenailsngrown toenails often are the result of trimming your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes.

While they are very common, ingrown toenails can also be very painful. When trimming your nails, avoid tapering the corners so that the nail curves with the shape of your toe. The sides of the nail will curl down and dig into your skin. Shoes that are too tight or short also may cause ingrown toenails.

Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen and tender, and later, may become sore, red and infected. Your skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.

Soaking your foot in warm, soapy water several times each day is usually a good way to treat an ingrown nail. We recommend that you visit one of our offices and let Dr. Lindsay Barth determine the best course of treatment for your condition.

Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present. Part of your ingrown toenail (partial nail plate avulsion) may need to be surgically removed if an acute infection occurs. The procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and cutting out the ingrown part of the toenail.

You can prevent ingrown toenails by:

  • Trimming your toenails straight across with no rounded corners.
  • Ensuring that your shoes and socks are not too tight.
  • Keeping your feet clean at all times.
Illinois Locations

Alton (IL) Office
3505 College Avenue
Suite B
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-9695


Columbia (IL) Office
1000 Eleven South
Suite 3C
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 236-7444


Edwardsville (IL) Office
235 B South Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 307-9015


O'Fallon (IL) Office
784 Wall Street
Suite C
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444


Pinckneyville (IL) Office
5383 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444


Red Bud (IL) Office
325 Spring Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 236-7444


Waterloo (IL) Office
509 Hamacher Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 236-7444

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